January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking News - 1/14/2017 9:59 PM

Snow squalls ice roads, resulting in dozens of mishaps across county  Free Access 

Snow accumulations were small across Putnam late Saturday afternoon and early evening but the precipitation falling on icy cold road surf More...

O’Keefe case adjourned by Philipstown magistrate until March

The case against a retired Carmel police officer, former Carmel town councilman and previous member of the Mahopac Board of Education is nearing completion, according to District Attorney Robert Tendy. More...

September 11 Hero Chuck Flickinger Laid To Rest

Chuck Flickinger wouldn’t have had it any other way. More...

Welcome to Putnam, ‘Calvin and Hobbes’

The newest additions to the Tilly Foster Farm have arrived.  Calvin and Hobbes, two eight-month-old Nigerian Dwarf goats obtained from the Good Hope Farm in South Salem, are getting accustomed to their new surroundings inside a stall filled with More...

General Stories

Governmental Records Improvement On Horizon

Record keeping in Philipstown, Cold Spring and Nelsonville entered the 21st century last month thanks to Putnam County being awarded a Local Government Records Management Improvement Grant that created an electronic document management system address More...

British Invasion Lands in Putnam

The Beatles are widely regarded as the most influential band in rock music, and their cultural impact was perhaps even greater so. More...

Brewster’s Got Talent Fundraiser Is Next Friday

The acts have been selected. A few tickets remain for the Brewster Education Foundation’s Brewster’s Got Talent show scheduled for next Friday evening. More...

Sports

Mahopac Wins, Brewster Falls in Putnam Challenge

CARMEL – Brewster High School boys’ basketball had a case of bad timing on Saturday.  The Bears not only were scheduled to play an early game in the annual Putnam Challenge played at Carmel High School, but the contest was able to pr More...

Brewster’s Guida Leads All- State Football Picks, Class A

SYRACUSE – Brewster High School’s Jack Guida earned first-team All-State status on Wednesday morning, leading a contingent of local football players named to the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state teams in Classes AA and A More...

Mahopac Girls Fall To Ketcham

MAHOPAC – Jykayla Elting scored 20 points Friday night, including 10-for-13 from the free throw line, and the Roy C. Ketcham High School girls’ basketball team won its 10th consecutive game with a 52-41 win over Mahopac.   More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHABAD OF PUTNAM COUNTY 5 Fair Stree, Carmel 845 225 4770 www.PuntamChabad.org Rabbi Avi Korer conducts Shabbat services Saturdays at 10:00am. Education director Michal Korer. Hebrew school Sundays 10am - 12pm No membership necessary.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Victor R. Wihera

Victor R. Wihera, age 74, resident of Altmar since 2000, formerly of Brewster and Bronx, NY, passed away, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Oswego. Victor was born October 29, 1942 in New York City. More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2017 9:32 AM

Head-on crash closes Route 22 in Brewster and Southeast

A head on crash on Route 22 south of the Village of Brewster has closed Route 22 from Railroad Avenue to Deans Corners Road. More...

Breaking News - 1/15/2017 11:05 AM

Paul Boscia named as Putnam’s new Undersheriff  Free Access 

Courier Exclusive!

A career member of the Putnam Sheriff’s Department -- who retired only three weeks ago -- will soon be back on the job but this time as U More...

Indian Point Facility to Close

Governor Announces Shutdown in State of the State Address

In a move that had been building for years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that the Indian Point nuclear plants operated by Entergy would shut down, with Unit 2 ceasing by April 2020 and Unit 3 stopping a year later. More...

Fisticuffs on TSP in Putnam Valley

The Putnam 9-1-1 Dispatch Center switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree when caller after caller reported a “man with a knife attacking another individual” on the Taconic State Parkway near Peekskill Hollow Road in Putnam Valley.   More...

Beginning of Revitalization of Downtown Brewster Unveiled  Free Access 

A redevelopment project that would remake downtown Brewster has kicked off, geared around the Harlem train line. More...

Around the County

Candlelight Prayer Walk for Immigration Awareness  Free Access 

Americans will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday and for the first time eastern Putnam County residents will have the opportunity to participate in a gathering on that day. More...

Waterman Bird Club Sets Meeting; Cuba, Birds, Cigars?

The Waterman Bird Club's monthly meeting will be held Monday, January 23, at 7:30PM. More...

Boscobel Is Viewing Station for EagleFest on Saturday, February 11

Did you know that over 150 bald eagles spend the winter along Hudson Valley waterways? More...

Enterprise

FROM THE CHAMBER

Indian Point’s Premature Closing To Hamper Regional Economy

The announcement by Governor Cuomo of the planned closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plants is a severe blow to the economic future of the Hudson Valley and indeed the state, say many business experts, including Business Council of Westchester More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

The Local Paper

The New York Tribune contains the following just remarks in relation to local newspapers, which ought to be read by a good many people:   More...

Word of the Week

crepuscular \krih-PUHSS-kyuh-ler\  adj : of, relating to, or resembling twilight : dim; occurring or active during the twilight   More...

Columns

Cunningham's Corner  Free Access 

Closing Indian Point Might Be the Easy Part

Sometimes, it’s most instructive to watch what happens when people get what they want. We are now at such a point with Gov. More...

Gardening Gusto

Turning the Page (and Oyster Stew)

Editor’s Note: Beginning this week, we will publish Katherine Whiteside’s gardening and food column. More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland